Office hours will save your life.- When you have a creative block, or need some tips on work you think may be close to done, go to office hours. Professor Strong is so helpful and so sweet and you will not ever regret going to office hours. It will improve you designs incredibly as well as your grade.
Procrastinating is the worst- I am a master of procrastinating but seriously don’t save things for the day before they are due. It will show in your work and you won’t be able to go to office hours for help, which is so incredibly important.
Save things to different spots- Save things, then save them again to a hard drive or your google drive or somewhere else. Theres two types of people in this world and its people who’s hard drives have crashed and people who’s hard drives haven’t crashed yet. I remember seeing this when I read the advice for the next students and didn’t pay attention to it. Then, my hard drive crashed the day before a project was due…
Pay attention and be active in class- Paying attention in class and being active in class discussions has paid off in so many ways. This is probably the most important lesson that I have learned and I cannot stress how much of a difference it made.
Be open to new ideas- Your first design WILL NOT be the final you turn in. You will end up revising and re-revising many times, so many times in fact that people will begin to think you live in the CMR Lab. So, be open to new ideas and don’t be afraid to take risks.